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    Monday, August 24, 2020

    COVID-19: Nigeria's Death Toll Hits 1,004, Records 321 New Cases

    In the latest update of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria, 321 new cases have been reported as of late Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

    The new confirmations raised the country’s tally to 52,548 according to Health Agency.

    NCDC also announced the discharge of 312 patients from isolation centers across the country with two new deaths reported.

    NCDC data shows that the new cases were spread across 23 states and Federal Capital Territory. Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 98 cases, followed by FTC with 34, while Kaduna reported 30 cases and Nasarawa recorded 25 cases.

    Other state with new cases are as follows:  Benue-21, Plateau-17, Rivers-15, Adamawa-11, Ogun-11, Enugu-9, Edo-8, Delta-7, Ekiti-7, Gombe-5, Ebonyi-4, Bayelsa-3, Kano-3, Ondo-3, Cross River-2, Imo-2, Kebbi-2, Niger-2, Abia-1 and Bauchi-1.

    Nigeria has so far tested 379,542 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    According to the health agency on the 24th of August 2020, 321 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
    Till date, 52,548 cases have been confirmed, 39,257 cases have been discharged and 1,004 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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